Presented by Annette Irish,
Fellow Australian Institute of Horticulture, 2000
Join us for a special insight as Annette takes us on a journey of Asian Botanic Gardens and the communities that support them.
Asia is home to many outstanding botanical, research and large private gardens. Travel throughout a variety of gardens in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Sabah and Indonesia, along the way, learn how the gardens work with communities to support the garden programmes and activities and engage people with plants.
Horticulturally, the garden ‘tour’ will also highlight a number of gardening traditions that date back many thousands of years.
Annette Irish FAIH is a passionate advocate for the horticulture industry in Australia and the Asian region and was the first Australian advisor to the Singapore government on all matters of horticultural training for their industry specialists.
Annette took the opportunity during the last 12 years to travel extensively researching tropical horticulture in Asia and enjoying the cultures of Asia. She has been a leader in the industry for over four decades and has researched and written many training programmes for the advancement of horticultural knowledge and skills.